Category Archives: Property Sales

What if the rent you paid could be saved towards your deposit instead? New homes developer Fairview has launched a scheme that does exactly that.   Key takeaways A new Save to Buy scheme has launched, enabling first-time buyers to move into the home they plan to buy before they have completed on the purchase […]

Property investors scanning the UK for the top 2023 location may find the most lucrative opportunities in the north west city of Manchester. Manchester as a key property investment location is not a new phenomenon. Many parts of the city have transformed beyond recognition over the past couple of decades, meaning the housing market there has been […]

10 house price and mortgage predictions for 2023 House prices will fall, but higher mortgage rates are here to stay. From record property prices to soaring mortgage rates, 2022 was a tumultuous year for the housing market. But with some degree of normality having returned after a chaotic few months, could we be set for […]

Sellers are beginning to offer bigger discounts to buyers to get their sales agreed, but we’re not seeing the need for a big double digit reset in UK house prices.  Key takeaways Buyer demand falls to pre-Christmas levels earlier than normal The average seller is accepting offers at 3% below the asking price lately to […]

Stamp duty is the money you pay to the taxman when you buy property or land in the UK worth over a certain value. As part of their September mini-budget, Lizz Truss’ short-lived government made cuts to stamp duty to make purchasing property more affordable.  However, as part of the next government’s autumn budget, chancellor Jeremy Hunt […]

When you purchase a buy-to-let investment property through Philip James, you gain access to some of Manchester’s best performing, and exclusive properties before they go on the market. Our Investments Manager Neil gives a rundown of our top three investment properties this month, and this is just an example of the types of properties you […]

It’s undeniable that everyone feels spring, rather than autumn, is the busiest ‘house selling season’: but while the weather is almost always better around April, don’t discount the end of the year as a time to sell. That’s even the case today, after the end of the stamp duty holiday. Momentum in the market remains huge: […]